Powerful Prayers for Strength and Courage in Difficult Times. When things get tough and fear threatens to swallow us whole, we turn to God and ask for His heavenly power to intervene. In these trying times, here are 25 powerful prayers for strength and courage. You might be stuck in a situation where you don’t know what to do next. You may feel trapped and overwhelmed if you are physically, financially, or emotionally exhausted. We were created to trust in God and call on Him for strength during these trying times.
In the midst of so much frustration, heartache, and difficulty in the past year, you may be at a loss for words and not know how to pray for strength. Nonetheless, we know that we have a God who can provide us with strength in both good and bad times. When you ask God for assistance, He promises to provide it.
This collection of prayers for strength will serve as a guide for when you don’t have the words to say or ask God to give you strength, comfort, and peace, whether you’ve had an incredible year of positive change and growth or an incredibly difficult one. You don’t have to rely solely on your own abilities. God is ready to provide everything you require.
In Difficult Times, Pray for Strength and Courage
My Father, God of Heaven’s Armies, You are near to me. You are beside me, giving me my every breath, even in the valley overshadowed by the threatening spectre of death. I need Your strength in this season of turmoil and shadow. Father, by Your Spirit, strengthen me. Grant me the strength to withstand the enemy’s arrows. I beg in the name of Your Son, who did not waver in His resolution when faced with the cross. Amen.
When a Loved One Passes Away, Prayer for Comfort
Lord Sovereign, Sadness has worn me down. I cry to You because I have no energy for anything else but tears. You say you’ll take care of me, so take care of me. I am grateful that I know You are with me even in this difficult moment. Assist me in comprehending and grieving this loss. Because your Word says that death isn’t the end, I’ll cling to that belief. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
When You Feel Abandoned, Prayer for Strength
What a blessing it is to have a buddy in Jesus, God, my Fortress. You remain with me even when I am overcome by feelings of abandonment. I’m well aware that I’m never truly alone. Fill me with Your love and show me how to love others the way You want me to. Change my priorities from relying on other people’s approval to finding comfort in knowing that You accept me. Father, I appreciate it. Amen.
Prayer for God’s Love to Strengthen You
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for all you have done for me. You have shown me unfathomable affection. You embody love. I pray that the love that is larger than I can comprehend, deeper than I can conceive, and wider than I can comprehend will strengthen me in my inner being – in my soul. May I come to know the mystery of the Gospel as it is revealed in my life as You support and embolden me? I pray in the name of Christ. Amen.
Prayer asking guidance to do the right thing.
Dear Heavenly Father, With the precious blood of Jesus Christ, you have purchased me. You have me. I’m in the middle of a difficult situation that seems out of my reach. I’m at a loss on what to do. Lord, please enable me to take one step at a time and make the best decisions I can. While I may not always get it right, please enable me to make decisions with a clear conscience. In Jesus’ name, guide me in Your wisdom. Amen.
Prayer for strength and courage in a new life direction.
You have directed my steps and opened this door in my life, Sovereign God. This new path brings with it a new level of uncertainty, which tempts me to be fearful. Mighty God, make me strong! God of Heaven, make me brave! I will put my faith in You in the face of new challenges. Because it is from You that I receive Your Spirit, which enables me to be Your witness in any circumstance. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
Emotional Strength Prayer
You, Lord of Power, are my refuge, my protector, and my saviour. I cling to You in the midst of these occurrences that have exhausted me and left me heartbroken. I need You, and You alone, to provide me with strength. Allow me to cling on to the hope You have given me in Jesus rather than drown in my feelings. Whatever comes my way pales in comparison to Christ’s impending grandeur, and it is in this that I hope. Thank You for putting true strength in Your name. Amen.
Prayer Trusting That the Present Trial Is Only Temporary
Father in Heaven, The beginning and the end are both known to you. You have decreed that everything should work out for our good. Even in this trial, Father, I take heart because Jesus has triumphed over the world. Assist me in drawing strength from You and persevering until I am reunited with You in glory. There is a season for everything, a season for joy and a season for sorrow. Only Your kingdom, I know, will last forever. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayer of strength based on faith in God
My Strength, O God, You are dependable. To me, you are abundant in constant love. And I’m confident that Your love will last forever. Please help me to have faith in You. Assist me in coming to rely on You as a source of strength. Lord, it is so easy for me to lose faith and allow other factors to weaken my reliance on You. Allow me to resist those thoughts and trust in You as the source of true strength. In the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
Thank you, Prayer for the strength and courage that God has given you.
You are the creator and sustainer of my soul, my Father. I thank You, Lord, for the strength You provide. You instil courage in me and make me stand up straight. I am incredibly thankful for Your presence in my life. May I turn to You for an increase in these traits in all aspects of my life? Keep me from seeking within myself or outside of You for answers. In the name of the Son, I thank You. Amen.
Gratitude Prayer for Strength
You are my sturdy foundation and rock, Jesus, my Savior. You will never abandon me or abandon me. I seek refuge in You at all times, and I find strength in the shadow of Your wings. You are all-knowing and all-powerful. All of my days will be spent praising You. I receive new strength as a result of Your Spirit within me and Your vows to always be with me. Thank you very much, Jesus. Amen.
Gratitude Prayer for the Ability to Speak
I need You, Lord God, my Father. My timidity and dread of what others think of me are holding me back, Lord. When I have the opportunity to speak up, I choose to keep silent. As a result, I feel like I’ve let You down. Assist me in having faith in You and being courageous in speaking what needs to be said. I ask for the courage to not allow people to speak over me. Please assuage my fears that my statements will cause people to loathe me. Give me the wisdom to communicate the truth in a delicate manner. You are a source of courage and strength for me. Amen.
When you are separated from your family, Prayer for strength.
You are my eternal Father and You have adopted me as Your child through Jesus Christ, All-Powerful Father. I understand that my status as Your kid will never be revoked. I turn to You for consolation and support during this time while I am apart from my earthly family. Give me the guts to live without the safety net I’ve grown accustomed to. Help me, Heavenly Father, not to despair but to cling to You. Amen.
Family Strengthening Prayer
Father in Heaven, I praise You for my family and the wonderful gift they are to me. I pray for all of us to be strengthened by Your love so that we can stick together no matter what happens. Give us the strength to put each other before ourselves and not to be torn apart by disagreements. In every element of our family’s lives, we need You. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Renewal of Strength Prayer
Thank You, Almighty and Everlasting God, for placing Your Spirit within me. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit once more, Lord. Grant me the courage to follow the Spirit and live a life marked by reliance on You. Even though these times sap my energy and deplete my resolve, the indwelling of Your Spirit restores my soul. Thank You for sending Your Spirit and for giving me a reason to rejoice. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
When You’re Betrayed Prayer for Strength
I’m in pain, Father God. I sigh as a result of the injustice that has been done to me. I need your Spirit to come in and rejuvenate me. I’ve given someone my trust just to have it betrayed and tossed back at me. My faith in You, Lord, is unwavering. Thank You for Your Spirit’s presence in my life, which will never leave me. I can see the fruit of joy and peace in my life because of Your Spirit. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayer for Physical Strength
I am Your creation, Creator God. In my mother’s womb, you knitted me together. Allow me to train my body with discipline and wellness. I dedicate this time of strength-building to You because everything in my life is for You. Likewise, may You give me spiritual strength in addition to physical strength. I want to honour the body You have given me in whatever I do. Thank You for the great gift of life that You have given us. Amen.
Prayer for strength When you’re depressed
I know You are with me, gracious and kind God. Father, it seems as though You are so far away, but I know You are close by. My emotions are numb, and all I see is grey, but I know You are there for me. You will draw near to those who draw near to You, according to Your Word. To get closer, I need Your assistance. Draw me in! Give me courage! I praise You for being faithful and steadfast in Your love. Amen.
Prayer for Strength When You’re Suffering From Mental Illness
You are the God who created me and has welcomed me into Your kingdom via Jesus, my Father. You have accepted me and are completely in love with me. Despite my struggles and my desire for mental repair, I will worship You for the hope and strength I have in You. Give me the same fortitude that the devout saints of the past possessed during their trials. Allow me to rest in the knowledge that one day when I see You face to face, You will bring me into healing. In Jesus’ name, thank you. Amen.
Prayer for strength When Losing a Home
You are a true refuge for my soul, Sovereign God. Even when things aren’t going well, I have faith in You. I’ve lost my house, and everything I thought I knew is shattering around me. Give me faith and courage to face the challenges of tomorrow. Provide me with a different spot to rest each day, as well as my daily bread. I put my trust in You because I know You will provide me with strength. Amen.
Prayer for strength When you’re fired
You, Mighty God, offer hope to the hopeless and strength to the weak. Despite the fact that my job and source of money have been taken away from me, I will look to You for the fortitude I need to find a new one. Lord, I appreciate You for the way You operate in my life, even though it’s difficult to perceive Your plan at the moment. Give me faith in Your plans and the ability to trust them. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayer for the Willpower to Survive
God, my Lord, In times of need, I turn to You. Father, you are strong and powerful. Give me the strength to persevere during this difficult time. In Christ, I am more than a victor over the world’s hardships and sorrows. I cling to You as the source of my eternal hope. May You invigorate these skeletons and keep me fearless. In the name of Jesus, who triumphed over death. Amen.
Prayer for strength In Times of Loneliness
You are my constant companion and source of hope, Father God. You are beside me, even if I feel completely alone. Infuse me with Your desire to keep believing in You. Father, You will one day welcome me into Your kingdom along with Your people. Furthermore, as Your Word teaches, knowing You, the one true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent, gives me eternal life. I am eternally grateful for the faith I have in You. Amen.
Prayer for strength When All Hope Seems to Be Gone
Everything has crumbled around me, my God in Heaven. Everything has come crashing down around me. Everything has gone up in flames above me. You’re still here! I plead with You to save me. Lord, You have never let down those who put their trust in You. You have shown Your immense love for me through Jesus. Give me the fortitude to stay positive despite this illusion of hopelessness, because I know of the future days of glory. I pray in the hope of Jesus. Amen.
Prayer for strength When you’re being persecuted
You rule over all, my Father, and You hear my cries. Enemies are approaching with malice in their hearts. If they get their way, I’ll be in danger. Father, shield me and keep me safe. I’ll look to You for protection because I’m rooted in Christ. Help me to cling on to the promise of the victor’s crown You have in store for me, even if I have to suffer. I pray this prayer of strength in the name of Jesus, who assures us that we will not perish in the second death. Amen.
Prayer for strength For the sake of comfort
I’m in desperate need of solace. Everything seems to be going from bad to worse in my personal life and in the world around me. I know you are my Great Comforter and my source of strength. For the time being, please be those two things for me. In these trying times, remind me of both. Amen.
Prayer for strength for those who are going through a difficult time.
I’m so tired of trying to weather life’s storms on my own, Father. To tackle each one, I need Your strength and power. Please instil in me the habit of turning to You first. As I walk by faith, teach me to patiently bear the difficult times and to respect You in the midst of them. Amen, in Jesus’ name. Mary Southerland is a writer who lives in the United States.
Prayer for strength In the midst of grief
You, Heavenly Father, are the one who consoles and heals. I recently lost someone very close to me. I’m not sure I have the strength to go through this grieving and bereavement process. Lord, in your holy power, give me the strength to persevere during these trying times. Amen.
Prayer for Strength When You’re in a Bad Mood
In times of weakness, Lord, I shall draw strength from Your Word, Your joy, and Your community. Amen, in Jesus’ name. Amy Carroll –
Prayer for strength For Perseverance in Difficult Times
Lord, I’d be lying if I said I’m having an easy or lucrative time right now. The world around me, including my own house, appears to be in disarray. During these uncertain and challenging times, God, I need your strength and consolation to rest on me. Amen.
Prayer for Strength When You’re Under Stress
Nothing has worked to liberate me from my compulsive need to resort to other things when I could be turning to You. More of You and less of the stuff that makes me hungry are what I need. Teach me to lean into Your gentle refining instead of all these hefty idols I’m setting down. Take my life and fill it with Yourself as I empty it. “Christ has set you free for the sake of freedom,” your Word declares (Galatians 5:1, NIV). That’s what I’m choosing to believe. Allow me to go! Amen, in the name of Jesus, who broke the bonds of slavery and gave us freedom.
Strength and Healing Prayer
Great Physician and Healer, I pray for strength as I go through the recovery process. Despite the fact that I know you are the Great Healer, these are never easy times to be a part of. Remind me of all the times you’ve healed my pain in the past, and give me the courage to face the challenges ahead. Amen.
Prayer for strength To Abandon Control
Lord, Thank You for speaking so clearly into my life today with this word from You. True, I feel really isolated and stuck in the situation I’m in right now. I’m not sure what to do, how to proceed, what to say, or where to go. I tried to delegate the problem to You, but I’ve continued to bear a portion of the burden on my own, and it’s beginning to wear me down. Right now, I’m dumping the entire weight of my burdens and worries upon Your massive shoulders! I thank You for relieving me of this load and providing me with the strength I require to go through this difficult period in my life! In Jesus’ name, I pray! – Glistening Gems
Prayer for the strength of a Friend
Jesus, I am lifting up my friend, who is in need of your strength. Although I can be there for them on a physical level, they require the strength that only you can provide. Give them comfort, calm, and the motivation they need to keep going. Amen.
Prayer for Strength When You’re In Doubt
Father, I want to be a strong lady of faith, yet I am so frail and terrified. Today, I chose to be fearless. Instead, I’ve decided to trust You and Your Word. Please teach me how to reject the enemy’s lies and rejoice in the absolute truth of Your Word. Amen, in Jesus’ name. Mary Southerland is a writer who lives in the United States.
Family Strengthening Prayer
I pray that you, all-powerful God and Father, give my family strength. Help us to become closer to you through your holy word in both good and bad times. May I set a good example for my children so that they will recognize your goodness and love? Amen.
Prayer for strength For Happiness in Both Good and Bad Times
Greetings, Lord! I thank You for being there for me in both good and terrible times. You are the saviour of God. Your Word says You delight in me and sing joyously over me. I ask that You fill me with Your joy, which is my source of strength. Amen. Arlene Pellicane (Arlene Pellicane)
I’m in desperate need of your strength and might. Jesus, In my life, I require your strength and power. I know I can’t do anything without you. I see my areas of weakness and recognize that I must completely rely on you. Give me the strength and power that I know only you can provide. Amen.
Prayer for strength When I’m Feeling Down
God, please assist me in learning from my mistakes and moving forward. Help me to move forward with the assurance of Your complete forgiveness, mercy, and grace, rather than becoming caught in the muck of my blunders, the senselessness of my sin, or the misery of my regret. I’m not deserving of it. Thank you very much. Amen. Sharon Jaynes is a writer.
Every day, the world appears to become a more hazardous place. I ask that you give me the courage to keep going, despite the frightening sights I may see on the news. Please safeguard my family, my house, my loved ones, and those whose names I do not know who require your assistance right now. Assist me in doing my share to protect orphans, widows, and other vulnerable people. Amen.
Please restore my soul. God, my Strength, You are the source of the rest I require. Thank you for reminding me that I can come to you at any time and exchange my tiredness for Your renewal. Please help me reclaim my soul. Amen. Gwen Smith (Gwen Smith, Gwen Smith, Gwen Smith
Prayer for Direction
God, I’m not sure what path you have in mind for my life. I believe I’ve arrived at a fork in the road where I must make a critical decision. I hope that you grant me the courage to persevere in the face of this decision. I also beg for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and assistance in navigating through a mirror that I can only see a sliver of right now. Amen.
Prayer for strength For Satisfaction
Please, Lord, be my Portion. Please forgive me for seeking Your blessings before seeking Your heart. All I require is you. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for strength Strength and Resilience Prayer
Thank You, Most High and Holy Lord, for welcoming me every morning and night with love and loyalty. Help me to bend, not break, in the midst of everything that is now going on in my life, heart, and home. Please grant me new strength and energy today so that I can walk in Your ways and thrive in Your grace. Amen, in Jesus’ name. Gwen Smith (Gwen Smith, Gwen Smith, Gwen Smith
In the Lord, we can find strength and identity. Thank You, Lord, for the assurance that You created us to discover our identity and power in You. Amen, in Jesus’ name. Alli Worthington is a writer who lives in the United States. In the Bible, there are several prayers for strength. Psalm 46:1-3 (KJV) “God is our refuge and strength, a constant source of assistance in times of distress.” As a result, we will not be afraid, even if the ground gives way and the mountains fall into the sea’s core, even though the sea’s waters roar and foam and the mountains tremble from the surge.”
We hope and pray that some of these prayers for strength brought you solace. God, our saviour and provider, is constantly around us. Turn to Him and seek for his strength no matter what your situation is. After all, we are powerful in Christ even in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9-11). “Strengthen me according to your word, for my soul is tired with sorrow.” “My flesh and heart may fail, but God is my heart’s strength and my everlasting portion.”